Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

民数记 23

巴兰的预言

1巴兰对巴勒说:“你在这里为我筑七座祭坛,预备七头公牛和七只公绵羊。” 巴勒就照巴兰的话做了。他们二人在每座坛上献上一头公牛和一只公绵羊, 巴兰对巴勒说:“你留在燔祭旁边,我到前面去,也许耶和华会来见我。无论祂有什么指示,我必告诉你。” 上帝果然向巴兰显现。巴兰对上帝说:“我已经预备了七座祭坛,每座祭坛上献了一头公牛和一只公绵羊。” 耶和华告诉他当说的话,命他回去转告巴勒。 巴兰就回到巴勒那里,看见他和摩押的臣仆们都站在燔祭旁边。 巴兰吟诗预言说:

“巴勒引我出亚兰,
摩押王请我出东山,
说,‘来为我咒诅雅各,
来斥责以色列!’
上帝没有咒诅的,
我怎能咒诅?
耶和华没有斥责的,
我怎能斥责?
我从峰顶观看他们,
从高岗眺望他们,
这独居一方之民,
不与万国同列。
10 雅各的子孙多如尘土,
谁能数得清?
谁能数清以色列人的四分之一?
我愿像义人一样死去,
如义人般终此一生。”

11 巴勒对巴兰说:“你这是做什么?我请你来咒诅我的仇敌,你竟祝福他们!” 12 巴兰说:“耶和华让我说的话,我岂能不说?”

巴兰第二次预言

13 巴勒说:“请你跟我去另一个地方,那里看不见全部以色列人,只能看见一部分,你要在那里为我咒诅他们。” 14 他领巴兰上到毗斯迦山顶的琐腓田,在那里筑了七座祭坛,每座坛上都献了一头公牛和一只公绵羊。 15 巴兰对巴勒说:“你留在这些燔祭旁边,我到那边去见耶和华。” 16 耶和华向巴兰显现,告诉他当说的话,让他转告巴勒。 17 巴兰回到巴勒那里,看见他和摩押的臣仆们都站在燔祭旁边。巴勒问道:“耶和华说了什么?” 18 巴兰吟诗预言说:

“巴勒啊,要留心听!
西拨的儿子啊,请听我言。
19 上帝并非世人,祂不撒谎;
上帝不是凡人,祂不反悔。
祂言出必行,信守承诺。
20 我奉命祝福,祂已赐福,
我不能改变。
21 雅各的子孙中未见有罪恶,
以色列人中看不见有祸患。
他们的上帝耶和华与他们同在,
他们向自己的君王欢呼。
22 上帝把他们带出埃及,
[a]的力量如野牛之角。
23 没有邪术能害雅各,
没有咒语可伤以色列。
时候一到,人们必谈论雅各,
谈论以色列,说,‘看啊,
上帝的作为何等伟大!’
24 看啊,这民族挺身如母狮,
又像雄狮一跃而起,
不吞掉猎物不罢休,
不喝饱猎物的血不躺卧。”

25 巴勒对巴兰说:“你可以不咒诅他们,但也不该为他们祝福啊!” 26 巴兰回答说:“我不是说过,我必须按耶和华的指示做吗?”

27 巴勒说:“来吧,我带你去另一个地方,也许上帝会同意你在那里为我咒诅他们。” 28 他领着巴兰登上俯瞰旷野的毗珥山顶。 29 巴兰对巴勒说:“你在这里为我筑七座祭坛,预备七头公牛和七只公绵羊。” 30 巴勒就照巴兰的话在每座祭坛上献了一头公牛和一只公绵羊。

Notas al pie

  1. 23:22 ”有古卷作“他们”。

King James Version

Numbers 23

1And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven oxen and seven rams.

And Balak did as Balaam had spoken; and Balak and Balaam offered on every altar a bullock and a ram.

And Balaam said unto Balak, Stand by thy burnt offering, and I will go: peradventure the Lord will come to meet me: and whatsoever he sheweth me I will tell thee. And he went to an high place.

And God met Balaam: and he said unto him, I have prepared seven altars, and I have offered upon every altar a bullock and a ram.

And the Lord put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, Return unto Balak, and thus thou shalt speak.

And he returned unto him, and, lo, he stood by his burnt sacrifice, he, and all the princes of Moab.

And he took up his parable, and said, Balak the king of Moab hath brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the east, saying, Come, curse me Jacob, and come, defy Israel.

How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? or how shall I defy, whom the Lord hath not defied?

For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations.

10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!

11 And Balak said unto Balaam, What hast thou done unto me? I took thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou hast blessed them altogether.

12 And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which the Lord hath put in my mouth?

13 And Balak said unto him, Come, I pray thee, with me unto another place, from whence thou mayest see them: thou shalt see but the utmost part of them, and shalt not see them all: and curse me them from thence.

14 And he brought him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered a bullock and a ram on every altar.

15 And he said unto Balak, Stand here by thy burnt offering, while I meet the Lord yonder.

16 And the Lord met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, Go again unto Balak, and say thus.

17 And when he came to him, behold, he stood by his burnt offering, and the princes of Moab with him. And Balak said unto him, What hath the Lord spoken?

18 And he took up his parable, and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; hearken unto me, thou son of Zippor:

19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

20 Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it.

21 He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel: the Lord his God is with him, and the shout of a king is among them.

22 God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn.

23 Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What hath God wrought!

24 Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion: he shall not lie down until he eat of the prey, and drink the blood of the slain.

25 And Balak said unto Balaam, Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all.

26 But Balaam answered and said unto Balak, Told not I thee, saying, All that the Lord speaketh, that I must do?

27 And Balak said unto Balaam, Come, I pray thee, I will bring thee unto another place; peradventure it will please God that thou mayest curse me them from thence.

28 And Balak brought Balaam unto the top of Peor, that looketh toward jeshimon.

29 And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams.

30 And Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered a bullock and a ram on every altar.